Have I told you all recently that you rock? Because you do.
I can’t even believe that over one hundred of you committed to the 21 Day Yoga Challenge! Awesome.
So, how’s it going?
It was a chilly foggy morning here today and for a split second, I was tempted to roll over in my nice warm bed and catch thirty extra minutes of sleep. But…then I thought of you! And I got up and got my butt to an hour long yoga class. And guess what? I felt so much better after I did. Sometimes it’s hard to get up and go in the morning, especially if you got to sleep late or are just plain lazy (hand raising high), but I can promise you that you’ll never regret it once you’re up. As with anything, the hardest part is taking the first step.
But…..sometimes over the next 19 days, the bed will win. And on those days, why not try a gentle lunar yoga class at home before bed? Here’s one of my favorites (it’s free and only 20 minutes long!).
Today in my yoga class, my instructor was talking about how so often we either live in the future or in the past when we should be relishing the present moment. So often when I lay in savasana, my mind instantly goes to the list I have to get to later, the cute shoes I saw at Macy’s or what I’m going to make for dinner. Other times, I’ll lay there thinking about how I should have said or done something different the day before.
Make it a point today in your practice to really enjoy the present moment. No matter how long your practice is, focus on taking slow deep breathes and acknowledging the the fact that practicing yoga is a gift. A gift that some people can’t enjoy. Do it for them.